School Meals

Parklands School Meals

School meals at Parklands Community Primary & Nursery School are provided by Edsential, who cater for many primary schools across Cheshire West every day. Our cook Jo Williams, together with Viv and Michelle make incredible dinners which are really popular with children and staff alike. There’s more information below about Edsential and school dinners. Our menu is at the bottom of this page – call the office if you forget which week we are on!

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a free school dinner under the government’s ‘Universal Free School Meal’ initiative. Pupils in other year groups may also be entitled to a Free School Meal.

School meals are priced at £2.40 per day. All school meals should be paid for via Parent Mail.

Pupils in Year 1 and 2 get free fruit. Pupils in Nursery and Reception get free fruit and milk. Children in Year 1 to Year 6 have free toast upon arrival. 

Please click the link below to see if your family could be eligible for

Free School Meals

Please click on the above link to apply for Free School Meals. This also provides additional funding which is vital for our school.

Catering services are provided by Edsential:

Our approach at all times is to offer a quality service with foods from prime fresh ingredients that surpass recommended nutritional guidelines. We produce a two week menu cycle which provides maximum variety for staff and pupils. Our key strategy/belief for the food service is, ‘healthy food is not healthy unless it is eaten’, and we are determined to base our whole planning, procurement and food production cycle on preparing delicious food that is highly popular and will be eaten leaving NO plate waste. When meals are prepared from scratch using prime fresh ingredients it is automatically easier to achieve nutritionally compliant menus.

Ensuring the quality and freshness of our food is only part of the story. We also go to great lengths to guarantee that all our meals are nutritionally sound and well-balanced. The School Food Trust Nutritional Guidelines are hugely important in ensuring the menus we offer within each of the catering facilities meet and often surpass nutritional guidelines.

By using fresh local ingredients from suppliers who are passionate about their food it is easier for us to ensure quality every day. At contract commencement 100% of our supplies are from Northwest suppliers:

  • Fresh Meat is from Marton in Lancashire
  • Fruit and vegetables are from Skelmersdale in Lancashire
  • Frozen products from Ormskirk in Lancashire
  • Cheese and cooked meats are from Longridge in Lancashire
  • Bread and morning goods are from Chorley in Lancashire



Please complete the below form regarding any food intolerances.

Pupil Allergen Information Sheet

Allergen & Intolerances School Information Sheet Updated Sept 2021

Downloadable Files

Week 1 is Thursday 2nd September – Curry

Week 2 starts Monday 6th September

Week 3 starts Monday 13th September and so on… If you’re not sure, call the school office.

Click here to down the school menu or see below 

School Dinner Choices